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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By : Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake
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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By: Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

Overview of this book

WordPress is the most used CMS in the world and is the ideal way to share your knowledge with a large audience or build a profitable business. Getting started with WordPress development has often been a challenge for novice developers, and this book will help you find your way. This book explains the components used in WordPress development, when and where to use them, and why you should be using each component in specific scenarios. You begin by learning the basic development setup and coding standards of WordPress. Then you move into the most important aspects of the theme and plugin development process. Here you will also learn how themes and plugins fit into the website while learning about a range of techniques for extending themes and plugins. With the basics covered, we explore many of the APIs provided by WordPress and how we can leverage them to build rapid solutions. Next, we move on to look at the techniques for capturing, processing, and displaying user data when integrating third-party components into the site design. Finally, you will learn how to test and deploy your work with secure and maintainable code, while providing the best performance for end users.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Migrating WordPress sites

Generally, we develop sites on a staging server before migrating to the live server. The process of manually migrating sites is not practical in most scenarios as we have to manually back up the database, files, uploaded media, and upload to another server via FTP. So, we need to use a tool that allows us to automate the tasks of this process with a smooth migration. There are plugins that allow you to back up the database, files, and media separately, and then import them manually to the live server.

We are going to look at a plugin that offers all these features within the same plugin, making migration a super simple task. You can find a plugin called All-in-One WP Migration. This plugin is available at Once activated, you can click on the Export item from the All-In-One WP Migration menu item on the left menu. You will get a screen similar to the following:

The exporting feature starts with the database replace...